Wisconsin History

Tamara Thomsen / Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin is home to an internationally significant collection of artifacts that most of us will never see first hand.


A decision by Governor Scott Walker is still pending as to the future of a proposed Menominee casino in the Kenosha area.

Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

As fall approaches, many Badger fans are heading out to Camp Randall to support their football team. However, about 150 years ago, the land didn’t house a football stadium. 

Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

History is increasingly becoming accessible to users online. 

Mary Nohl's Eccentric, Eclectic House to be Relocated to Sheboygan

Mar 27, 2014
ribarnica, flickr

Tourists will soon have to travel to Sheboygan to take in the Mary Nohl's art, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Mitch Teich

For almost seventy years, Betty Betenz of Palmyra has been the area’s unofficial Potato Pancake Queen.  Now into her tenth decade, Betenz has decided to make sure her iconic recipe remains a part of Wisconsin cuisine for years to come.  Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich explains:

Wisconsin Historical Society

As the largest outdoor museum of rural life in the country, Old World Wisconsin demonstrates how our immigrant ancestors lived through heirloom gardens, antique machinery and painstakingly restored buildings.

Project Preserves Local Latina Voices

Oct 11, 2013
Somos Latinas Digital History Project

Across the country, the story of Chicana history is being collected in a project called "Somos Latinas," created by Chicanas Por Mi Raza.

Phil Roeder/Flickr

Soldiers' Letters Illustrate Wisconsin's Military History

Aug 8, 2013
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Tumblr

One family’s scrapbook became a powerful resource for Wisconsin’s involvement in the Civil War.